Danger of Chemical Terrorism and Its Consequences

  • O. J. Mika University of Technology, Brno, Czech Republic
  • I. Mašek University of Technology, Brno, Czech Republic


The danger of chemical terrorism based both on hazardous chemical substances, such as chemical warfare agents and industrial toxic chemicals is discussed. The article summarizes international experience in this field and informs on four special conferences and symposia in Europe dealing with the topic. Open information sources on dangerous chemicals, prevention of major chemical accidents and the future development are discussed from the historical point of view. The necessity of modelling the consequences of terrorism and major chemical accidents is emphasized. A new approach to complex risk analysis for dangerous industrial chemicals and processes is offered.